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first time building what you guys think?

thestorm123

39 months ago

this will be my first build, and i am not sure if i have picked the correct parts for my money, i would like you opinions. I will use this PC for gaming and rendering things. The idea behind this build was to have something not too expensive that can still run fairly well in 3+ years.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $435.95 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $108.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $169.99 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $89.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.75 @ Vuugo
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GAMING X Video Card $399.98 @ DirectCanada
Case NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case $159.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $128.98 @ DirectCanada
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $23.75 @ Vuugo
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $114.98 @ DirectCanada
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $44.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $22.99 @ Memory Express
Monitor Asus VX228H 21.5" 60Hz Monitor $159.99 @ Newegg Canada
Keyboard AZIO Large Print Tri-Color Illuminated Keyboard Wired Ergonomic Keyboard $23.00 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2063.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-22 00:37 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Why an i7?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

i am not planning to get another pc for 3-5 years to come so i figured i might as well build one that will stay relevant in that time frame. it was either between that i7 or an i5-6600K. but i thought it might be worth it to get i7 for $130 more.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This topic has been moved from "General > General Discussion" to "Systems > Part List Opinions Wanted".

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

A few changes

  • Upped the GPU to a 1070, this will help you reach that 3+ years of use

  • Dropped the wattage on the psu, definitely dont need 750w, 550w will be more than plenty even if you overclock

  • You could also save a few bucks on the case if you wanted to drop to the NZXT S340, but figured I'd leave that up to you

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $435.95 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $108.99 @ Newegg Canada
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $169.99 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $89.99 @ Memory Express
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.75 @ Vuugo
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Newegg Canada
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $558.50 @ Vuugo
Case NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case $159.99 @ Memory Express
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA GS 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $94.99 @ Memory Express
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $23.75 @ Vuugo
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $114.98 @ DirectCanada
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $44.99 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $22.99 @ Memory Express
Monitor Asus VX228H 21.5" 60Hz Monitor $159.99 @ Newegg Canada
Keyboard AZIO Large Print Tri-Color Illuminated Keyboard Wired Ergonomic Keyboard $23.00 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2187.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-22 09:00 EDT-0400
  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

ok great, i also found some some extra ram sitting in my drawer so that saves me $90, and noticed the case comes with 2 fan so i don't need to purchase a case fan, and the saving from PSU, all of that combine i can upgrade the GPU. thanks for your help.

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